ANDROMEDA OUTDOORS LLC
The Scoop About Us
Welcome to Andromeda Outdoors. I started this company to help bring my passion for adventure racing to more people in my community. My goal is to organize and host races that spur people to be better than they think they are.
I also have a passion for sustainability. Because of that, my races will always be cupless and I will work hard with the groups managing the land to ensure that it's maintained for others to enjoy for years to come.
6 HOUR WILD TURKEY
WILD TURKEY STRAND PRESERVE
The Wild Turkey Strand Preserve is owned and maintained by Conservation 20/20. It contains a variety of habitat including flatwoods, cypress strand swamps, cypress dome swamps, freshwater marshes, wet prairies, and abandoned agricultural pasture. The preserve also contains part of the Buckingham Army Airfield, which was used as a training base during World War 2.
ABOUT THE RACE
The 6 Hour Wild Turkey Trail Run is a 6 hour timed run around a 2.25 mile looped course in The Wild Turkey Strand Preserve. The bulk of the run takes place on Gunner's Trail with added fire break and access road sections to complete the loop.
I designed this course with the mindset of bringing together trail runners, and road runners who might want to try trails. The course is a mixture of wide primitive trail, flexi-pave, a little bit of boardwalk, and a short stretch of pavement through the drive and parking lot. I would consider the entirety to be non-technical and runnable in standard running shoes or trail shoes. In true fashion of trail racing, we'll have killer aid stations and incredible volunteers. There will be one central aid station with food, drink, and electrolyte supplement. A second water station will be set up and may or may not be manned depending on volunteer status.
Some important parts about the race. This will be completely CUPLESS!! Meaning that no disposable cups will be provided. I would suggest carrying a vest or hand strap bottle. At the very minimum, a collapsible travel cup. The race is at the beginning of June so plan for the weather to be warmer as the day goes on and the possibility of wet trails. I've run this course very dry at the beginning of June but you never know what Florida will do.
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As with all races right now, precautions are being taken to minimize risk to runners. With county input, the below measures are being taken with this race.
6 Hour Wild Turkey
The following guidelines are being put in place to ensure that we have a great time running this event while keeping everyone’s safety in mind. Please follow them for everyone’s peace of mind.
Registration for this race must be done online through ultrasignup.com. We won’t be able to have onsite registration available.
The race will be restricted to 30 participants to encourage distancing on the course.
Please bring a face mask for race check-in and start of race.
The course is designed to allow natural spacing to occur from the start of the trail area. Masks must be worn for this short period. If a disposable mask is brought, we will have a place to discard at that point. If a reusable mask is brought, please seal it in a provided ziploc bag and place it in the available bin to be retrieved after the race. We do encourage reusable masks to reduce waste but cannot guarantee their return.
Please keep any congregated groups and running groups to less than 10 people per CDC guidelines.
Please keep social distancing in mind during award ceremonies. During this time, keep congregations to under 10 people and maintain a 6 foot distance from other groups. Awards will be placed on a table to be retrieved one at a time at the time of announcement.
Please bring hydration and nutrition to your comfort. Water will be available to fill your own bottles and spigot will be sanitized between participants. Aid nutrition and snacks will be available in prepackaged form.
The CDC recommends persons who are sick with fever or cough, the elderly or those at high risk, to stay at home.
Adults 65 years and older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid large crowds.
If you know you have had contact with someone diagnosed with having COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or you yourself have had COVID-19 in the last 30 days, please stay at home.
Do not come to the event if you or any household member has been exposed to a person with COVID- 19 within the past 14 days.
When lightning is present in the area all participants shall seek socially distancing safe shelter in their vehicles.
Andromeda Outdoors will follow the below measures.
Staff will wear facial coverings at check-in and where social distancing is not possible.
Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in and aid stations.
Check-in will have cones spacing 6 feet apart to ensure social distancing. (Please arrive early to ensure prompt service. Check-in will end at 7:45am.)